Archive for August, 2013

SCVMM 2012 SP1- SMI-S Provider storage discovery wizard ‘Next’ button is greyed out

August 30, 2013 3 comments


SCVMM 2012 SP1 cannot discover storage using SMI-S provider. Installed SMI-S provider and configured for storage array discovery. But the ‘Next’ button is greyed out when run storage discovery wizard in SCVMM 2012 SP1. See below image



The issue is fixed after uninstalling following updates from windows 2012 SCVMM server


TMG 502 proxy error. the request is not supported. (50)

August 27, 2013 2 comments


502 proxy error. The request is not supported(50) while accessing websites from the web proxy clients behind TMG 2010


The webserver which host the affected site is sending compressed data


Open Forefront TMG Management Console


Go to System Menu-Select Web Filters –Double Click compression filter –select ‘Enable the filter’


Categories: TMG/ISA

How to Perform Maintenance on Exchange 2010 DAG Node

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment

The best practice is to put the exchange DAG node in maintenance mode when performing any type of software or hardware maintenance. This involves moving all active databases off the server and blocking active databases from moving to the server.Please refer to the following steps:

1. On the DAG member server, navigate to the script folder, by default under “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts”:

2. Use script “StartDagServerMaintenance” to put the DAG member server into maintenance mode:

.\StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 –serverName “DAGnode2”

Note: Please replace “DAGnode2” with the DAG member server name which you want to put into maintenance mode.

3.After that, the DAG member server will be put into maintenance mode, the script will do the following

Move all the active databases off of the server
Set the “DatabaseCopyAutoActivationPolicy” to Blocked on the mailbox server, thus it will block databases from moving to that server;
ake sure all critical DAG support functionality (for example, the Primary Active Manager PAM role) that might be on the server is moved to another server, and blocked from moving back to the server.

4. After finish your maintenance activities bring the DAG member out of maintenance mode. So use the “StopDagServerMaintenance” scripts which is also reside in the scripts folder to stop maintenance mode on DAG Node

5.Navigate to the script folder again , by default under “C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts”:

.\StopDagServerMaintenance.ps1 -serverName “DAGnode2”

Above script “StopDagServerMaintenance” is used to stop the maintenance for the specified server

More info :

Categories: Exchange

Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 Release Announced

August 24, 2013 Leave a comment

As you may have already heard,Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide on October 18, 2013.The same day, consumers can download windows 8.1 ,Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

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Categories: Microsoft

Call-ClusterExe-cluster.exe did not succeed, but 5058 was not a retry-able error code

August 24, 2013 1 comment


Getting below warning when run StopDagServerMaintenance.ps1 script on Exchange 2010 DAG Node .The warning message is as below:

WARNING: [UTC] Call-ClusterExe: cluster.exe did not succeed, but 5058 was not a retry-able error code. Not attempting any other servers. This may be an expected error by the caller.


The script looks for the Cluster service to be in a paused state and try to resume it.But Cluster service already running state and not required action .The DAG member server could have been already taken out of the maintenance mode.

Active Directory Certificate Services setup failed with the following error: The parameter is incorrect. 0×80070057 (WIN32: 87)

August 11, 2013 3 comments

Install CA Web Enrollment role is failed with following error when migrating or restoring a CA:

Cannot install Certification Authority Web Enrollment
Active Directory Certificate Services setup failed with the following error: The parameter is incorrect. 0x80070057 (WIN32: 87)



Modify that registry setting with the following certutil command from Windows PowerShell or a command prompt run as Administrator:

Step 1: Open Command window by administrator
Step 2: Type the command certutil -setreg config\setupstatus 0x6001 and enter
Step 3: net stop certsvc && net start certsvc

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